Premier Showdown - Dec 10-12
A fine performance from Padraig Smyth last week saw our Rest of the World player take both family and Showdown bragging rights. The ROTW are opening up a big gap at the top and it's starting to look like Dale Johnson and Tommy Smyth are merely playing for the silver medal. Joining us this weekend is Ian Robertson who comes from Long Beach in California, USA. Ian tells us: "I am a recent Premier League convert (thanks to the NBA lockout). I support Liverpool and I am finishing law school this week. "I'm 27, my favourite player is Luis Suarez (who is in much better form than he gets credit for), and my favourite international player is the man who turned me on to football: Messi. I'm hoping for a Champions League final between Barca and Inter (Forlan will be back, I think that will be a very different team with him in). But most of all, go Reds! YNWA. " Let's see how our players get on.
For each round of matches we invite someone to represent the Rest of the World and take on Press Pass' Tommy Smyth and ESPNsoccernet journalist Dale Johnson in our predictions game.
Points are then awarded as follows:
• Three points for a correct result and scoreline
• One point for a correct result
After the weekend's scores are in and the Showdown result has been worked out, the winning pundit receives three points for their season's total. Should the challenger win, the total is added to the Rest of the World tally. In the case of a draw, the points are shared.
A win for Chelsea means Dale and ROTW have to share the points.
Table after Round 15
Rest of the World: 24
Best week's total of season: 13, Dale Johnson
Final table 2010-11
Rest of the World: 22.5
Best week's total of season: 13, Tommy Smyth (from eight fixtures).
So do you think you can beat the best of the best? Now is your chance to find out!